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Publications Catalogue 2015
Welcome to the 2015 edition of the ECA Publications Catalogue. This year’s Catalogue features more than 100 reports and studies that will be made available over the course of the year, in addition to...
A Case for External Debt Cancellation for Ebola Affected Countries
Cancelling the external debt of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries hardesthit by the EBOLA outbreak, will give these countries the breathing space they need to addressthe complex...
Illicit Financial Flows
Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa
The 4th Joint African Union Commission/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (AUC/ECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development was held in 2011. This...
Implementing Biofuels Programme for Household and Transport Energy Use
Implementing Biofuels Programme for Household and Transport Energy Use
What does this Project seek to achieve in 2015?The United Nations Economic Commission for Af­rica (ECA) is partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Policy and Coordinating...
African Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is. However, this Special Report highlights the significant, yet chronically underreported major role African women play...
Innovative Financing for the Economic Transformation of Africa
This book on Innovative financing for the economic transformation of Africa is a publication of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). It is a compilation of reworked versions of the well-...
Economic Report on Africa 2015
Industrializing through trade
This Report examines and provides analysis on the critical elements of effectively fostering industrialization and hence structural transformation based on an extensive review of experience with...
Journal of African Transformation - Reflections on Policy and Practice
Reflections on Policy and Practice
A diagnostic study of the African economic structure reveals that Africa’s growth acceleration in recent years has not been associated with economic structural transformation. In general, the...
The Option of a Framework Agreement in the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Negotiations
A framework agreement in international relations is an interim pact between countries that establishes the principles, scope and details of what has been agreed. A framework agreement normally...
Recommendations from the Multi-Stakeholder Expert Workshop on a Potential Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) of the CFTA
From 16-17 April 2015, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organized a multi-...
Future Risks and Opportunities for Africa from AR5 WGII EN
Highlight on the “Future Risks and Opportunities for Adaptation in Africa” from the Summary of the IPCC AR5 WGII for the PolicymakerIn recent decades, changes in climate that impact on natural and...
Africa Regional Report on the Sustainable Development Goals
This report presents Africa’s sustainable development priorities and goals, prepared under the framework of the Africa post-2015 consultations, and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable...
Report on the sustainable development goals for the North Africa subregion
At a time when the international community is assessing the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, evaluating the progress made towards the achievement of sustainable development and...
Report on sustainable development goals for the Eastern Africa subregion
The present report on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the Eastern Africa subregion is one of five subregional reports prepared within the framework of the Africa Post-2015 and Rio+20 follow...
Report on sustainable development goals for the West Africa sub region
The present report on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the West Africa sub region is one of five sub regional reports prepared within the framework of the Africa Post-2015 and Rio+20 follow-...
Report on sustainable development goals for the Southern Africa subregion
The present report on sustainable development goals for the Southern Africa subregion forms one of five subregional reports prepared within the framework of the Africa Post-2015 consultations and the...
ECA Advisory Services Guidelines
This guide seeks to facilitate and improve the analytical and operational aspects of the preparation and implementation of the regional advisory services of ECA. It is intended, primarily,...
This brief report provides evidence on the question of whether as argued by its proponents, a strong patent regime can result in a rise in inventive capacity in least developed countries,...
Youth and innovation in Africa: harnessing the possibilities of Africa’s youth for the transformation of the continent
Summary Report of Online (D-Groups) Discussion
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) hosted a moderated online discussion from 3 to 30 March 2014 on “Youth1 and Innovation2 in Africa: Harnessing the possibilities of Africa’s youth for the...
MDG Report 2015
Lessons Learned in Implementing the MDGs
One important lesson from the MDG experience is that initial conditions invariably influence the pace of progress on global development agendas. Given their relatively low scores on most MDG...

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